Blog - Jesus

Loving (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 26, 2021 • 39 Comments

If you hear the song I sing, you will understand. You hold the key to love and fear all in your trembling hand. Just one key unlocks them both! It’s there at your command. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. – Chet Powers... Read More

Substitutionary Atonement

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 05, 2021 • 52 Comments

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before! Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle, see his banner go! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) Christianity itself is the central obstacle to the advancement of Jesus in the modern world. Jesus... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 08, 2021 • 33 Comments

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He. The Lord of hosts His name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battle.... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 10, 2021 • 58 Comments

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) All the gods that we ever have worshiped have been human–made. This is true even of the Christian God,... Read More

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 03, 2021 • 46 Comments

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! – Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) At Easter we celebrate the most important set of events in human history. Insofar as... Read More

Mourning My Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 27, 2021 • 61 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and,... Read More

The Coming Apocalypse

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 13, 2021 • 38 Comments

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. – Robert Frost (1874-1963),... Read More

Believing vs. Having Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 27, 2021 • 40 Comments

I really wanna know You. I really wanna see You. I’d like to see You, Lord. I wanna see You, Lord! It takes so long, my Lord. My sweet Lord! Oh my sweet Lord! My sweet Lord! – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “My Sweet Lord” (1970) Seeking and relating to gods is a process as... Read More

Is Jesus Actually God on Earth?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 20, 2021 • 34 Comments

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation; O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation: Come ye who hear, Brothers and sisters draw near, Praise Him in glad adoration. – Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), (translator from German), from “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1863) There have been many... Read More

The Task Before Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 13, 2021 • 24 Comments

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work, and defend thee; Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee; Ponder anew all the Almighty can do, He who with love doth befriend thee. – Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), (translator from German), from “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1863) Today’s topic has been a... Read More